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Jan 19, 2013 2:00pm EST
to our law enforcement partners represented by the d.c. police department today. matt, do you want to talk about what you guys will be doing? >> good morning, everybody. i am the press secretary for the joint congressional committee on inaugural ceremonies. our purview of events is primarily everything happening on capitol hill on monday. there is a staff involved that has and planning our activities for about a year now. the inauguration preparations began the minute the previous one ends. i want to talk very briefly about our theme for monday. i will walk through some of the logistical components. the theme for this year is, faith in america's future. it was selected by chairman schumer. this year marks the 150th year since the completion of the capitol dome. the project began in the 1850's's and stopped midway through when the civil war broke out. there was a question among congress and the president as to whether we could fight a civil war and finish the dome. president lincoln said, if people see the capitol going on, it is a sign that we intend the union shall go on. center s
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